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ICL World through to final
April 15, 2008 01:00 IST
The ICL World booked their place in the final of the Indian Cricket League's World Series Twenty20 competition by beating ICL Pakistanis by six wickets in Hyderabad on Monday.
The Chris Cairns-led World team will now face ICL India in Tuesday's title clash.
Inzamam-ul-Haq [Images] won the toss but his team could manage only 113 before being bowled out in 19.4 overs.
In reply, ICL World achieved the target without much trouble and finished with 117 for four in 17.2 overs.
None of the Pakistani batsmen managed to play substantial innings with Imran Farhat [Images] (20) being the highest scorer. Inzamam himself could contribute only one.
The only reasonable partnerships in their effort were the stand of 33 between Taufeeq Umar [Images] and Farhat and the 22 runs put on by Humayun Farhat and Naved-ul-Hasan.
South African medium pacer Andrew Hall [Images] (3-22) and Australian part-time left-arm spinner Matthew Elliot (3-17) were the wreckers-in-chief for the World team.
Elliot was adjudged man of the match as he contributed 26 runs in 22 deliveries to the World's opening partnership of 49 with fellow Aussie Ian Harvey (52 not out in 46 balls, 8x4).
The only time Pakistanis looked to be getting back in the match was when Riaz Afridi claimed two wickets in an over twice.
He scalped Elliot and New Zealander Lou Vincent in his first over and came back to dismiss Australian Damien Martyn (21) and Sri Lankan Upul Chandana (0) to finish with impressive figures of 4-14 from his four overs.